Chelsea boss Carlo keeps faith in Cech

<strong>CHELSEA </strong>vs. <strong>APOEL NICOSIA</strong><br /><br />CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he still has full faith in Petr Cech despite holding the goalkeeper responsible for Saturday&rsquo;s shock defeat at Manchester City.<br /><br />Cech&rsquo;s poor positioning allowed Carlos Tevez to curl home a match-winning free-kick and slash the Blues&rsquo; lead at the top of the Premier League to two points.<br /><br />But Ancelotti has been happy with the Czech stopper&rsquo;s form during the rest of the campaign and plans to field him in tonight&rsquo;s clash with Apoel Nicosia.<br /><br />&ldquo;This season, I think Cech did very well. I like him. He takes the responsibility and likes to come out and catch the ball in the box,&rdquo; said the Italian. &ldquo;He could do better if you ask me about the free-kick on Saturday. I think the goalkeeper has to stay on his post and, if the player puts the ball over the wall and in, we have to congratulate him. Even a good goalkeeper can make a mistake sometimes but this season Petr has been doing very well.&rdquo;<br /><br />Ancelotti is likely to rest stars with minor knocks, such as captain John Terry, defender Ashley Cole and midfielder Michael Ballack, with top spot in Group D already assured.<br /><br />That is expected to mean a first start for promising French winger Gael Kakuta, with fellow youngsters Daniel Philliskirk and Nikki Ahamed also in contention.<br /><br />Frank Lampard is poised to start and Ancelotti also backed the England midfielder, who missed a penalty in the weekend 2-1 loss at Eastlands.<br /><br />&ldquo;I can say that, at our training ground, Lampard is the player who practices penalties more than any other player,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a psychological problem to shoot a penalty.&rdquo;